Opta stats: Brisbane Roar FC v Sydney FC

A massive game looms at Suncorp as the reigning champions of the Hyundai A-League meet Arnie’s rejuvenated Sky Blue army.

He are some key stats heading into this big Queensland v NSW clash which will be broadcast live on SBS ONE this Friday night. 

♦ Sydney FC have won just one of their last seven Hyundai A-League matches against Brisbane Roar FC (W1 D1 L5).

♦ Roar have scored in all but one of their last 19 Hyundai A-League meetings with Sydney FC.

♦ Dimitri Petratos has only scored five goals in 28 Hyundai A-League appearances, but three of these came for Brisbane against his former side Sydney FC last December in a 5-2 win.

♦ Roar have lost their opening two Hyundai A-League games of the season – they have never lost their opening three games in an A-League campaign.

♦ Sydney FC are unbeaten in their opening two games of the Hyundai A-League campaign (W1 D1) – they have not gone unbeaten in their opening three matches of a Hyundai A-League season since 2009-10.

♦ Sydney FC have both scored and conceded in every one of their last 10 Hyundai A-League matches (inc. finals games).

♦ None of Brisbane’s last 19 home matches in the Hyundai A-League (inc. finals) have been drawn (W14 L5).

♦ Milos Dimitrijevic has completed more passes than any other Hyundai A-League player so far this season (128).

♦ Brisbane have posted the best passing accuracy (84%) in the Hyundai A-League this season, as well as the highest average possession figure (58.6%).

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